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Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

Bitcoin Rapid-Fire

By John Vallis
Bitcoin is the future of money, that is my firm belief. In this show, I speak with the amazing people who are building and contributing to this revolutionary new industry. The 'rapid-fire' episodes give you some concise info and insights, the 'further discussion' episodes let you listen in on a more casual and open dialogue with each guest.

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Developing a Rational Perspective on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change w/ Alex Epstein
Alex Epstein is philosopher, and the author of 'The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels'.   I've appreciated Alex's work in helping to bring balance to the discourse around climate change, and in particular the role played by fossil fuels in that dynamic.   The narrative around fossil fuels and climate change has become so ingrained in our culture, that if you question it, you are often ridiculed, derided, or labeled a 'denier'.  I appreciate that Alex is willing to take the criticism so that we all may hear what he has to say, and hopefully develop a more truthful perspective on the matter.   Enjoy!   --   More from Alex:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ImproveThePlanet WEBSITE: https://industrialprogress.com  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
01:04:20
June 18, 2021
Escaping Canada and Living as a Sovereign Individual w/ Francis Pouliot
Francis Pouliot is the founder and CEO of Bull Bitcoin, one of the top bitcoin exchanges in Canada.   He left Canada in July 2020, after being highly critical of the governments actions in response to Covid-19.  He is now living in Costa Rica, pursuing the life of a 'Sovereign Individual'.   He said he had some things to get off his chest, so we set up a chat.  Enjoy!   --   More from Francis: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/francispouliot_ More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire  The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off.   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
01:57:45
May 25, 2021
Hold Hangout #3 w/ Cason, Breedlove, & American Hodl
Just chillin, talking bitcoin, with some solid bitcoiners. -- TWITTER (HODL): ?? TWITTER (BREEDLOVE): https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 TWITTER (CASON): https://twitter.com/Erikcason More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire   The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off.   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0   If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
01:52:02
May 18, 2021
Caitlin Long of Avanti Bank on How Bitcoin Will Transform the Banking System
Caitlin Long is the Founder and CEO of Avanti.   According to their website:  'Avanti is a new breed of bank — a software platform with a bank charter, built to connect digital assets with the legacy financial system...We’re not just a bank — we’re a depository institution, which means we’re eligible to become a U.S. dollar clearing bank at the Federal Reserve. Avanti offers a superior regulatory structure relative to digital asset competitors, including a full-reserve requirement for dollar deposits and a deep understanding of how digital assets (including our tokenized dollar, Avit™) can solve payment inefficiencies faced by business customers.'   Caitlin has been instrumental in helping to architect the regulatory framework around bitcoin, especially in her native Wyomming.   She also has a tremendous amount of experience and insight in and regarding the functioning of the legacy financial system and macro economics.   I've been looking forward to connecting with Caitlin for a while now, and it did not disappoint.   Enjoy!   --   More from Caitlin:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_  TWITTER (AVANTI): https://twitter.com/AvantiBT  AVANTI WEBSITE: https://www.avantibank.com    More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire   The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off.   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0   If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
52:51
May 14, 2021
Mayor Scott Conger - Bitcoin for Better Cities
If you've been hanging out on twitter you may have seen several people with Laser eyes imposed over their profile pictures. Though this started as a meme around bitcoin reaching 100k dollars in price (#LaserRayUntil100k), it has become a signal for ones support of what bitcoin represents. Recently even some politicians in the US have been showing their alignment with bitcoin by changing their profile photos to the laser eyes. Mayor Scott Conger of Jackson, Tennessee, is one of those politicians, so I thought it would be fun to have him on the show to hear why he made this change, and to hear his thoughts on bitcoin and how it could be used to benefit his constituents. Enjoy! -- More from Mayor Conger: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MayorConger WEBSITE: https://www.jacksontn.gov More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0 The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off. If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.
53:46
May 11, 2021
Adam Ortolf (@denverbitcoin) on His Journey to Waste-Gas Bitcoin Mining (And Why It's So Exciting)
Adam Ortolf is the business development officer for the US market for Upstream Data, a company that pairs modular bitcoin mining datacenters to natural gas engines, to convert waste energy (natural gas), into the best form of money the world has ever known - bitcoin. Adam has been a pioneer in this emerging industry, brining a ton of passion and energy to it, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat. Enjoy! -- More from Adam: TWITTER:https://twitter.com/denverbitcoin COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.upstreamdata.ca CONSULTING: https://www.coinbeast.com/pro-profiles/adam-ortolf More from me:          TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA           YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg           MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex           INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY        If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0      The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire The Bitcoin 2021 Conference is going down in Miami on June 4th and 5th. I'm pumped to hear some great speakers and hang out with a bunch of awesome plebs: https://b.tc/conference. Use the Promo Code: 'Vallis' for 15% off. If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody. 
01:30:28
May 5, 2021
Bringing Back Craftsmanship - Chad Urban of the American College of Building Arts
In the bitcoin space we often discuss the many insidious impacts of being on a 'fiat' money standard. We also look to previous periods in which societies used 'sound money', to see what elements of culture, art, business etc. might have been impacted by the difference in monetary standard. As bitcoin develops, it's becoming clear that the change in time preference that it inspires in many (a changed relationship to time and work), is causing a re-emergence of appreciation for high-quality, highly-skilled, long-lasting, beauty-centric architecture and construction. The American College of Building Arts is taking a unique approach to education, teaching both the theory/philosophy, and the traditional methods required to create graduates who are highly-skilled craftsmen. I'm a huge critic of the current systems of education, and also very excited by the novel approaches beginning to be developed to improve it, so I thought it would be interesting to speak with someone who is building a solution of particular relevance to many of the topics we often discuss in bitcoin land. Enjoy! -- More from Chad / ACBA: TWITTER (Chad): https://twitter.com/Chad_Urban TWITTER (ACBA): https://twitter.com/ACBACharleston WEBSITE: https://acba.edu More from me:          TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA           YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg           MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex           INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY        If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0      If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody.  The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire
01:15:44
April 29, 2021
Nik Bhatia - Bitcoin is More than an Asset, it's a (New) Layered Financial System
Nik Bhatia is the author of the new book 'Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars, to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies'.  In the book, Nik explores the history of our current financial system, and details the various layers which comprise it. He then analyzes bitcoin through a 'layered money' lens, and makes the case for why he believes it will evolve in to the future reserve currency of the world. As this is Nik's first book, I thought it would be interesting to discuss his writing experience, the challenges he encountered, and some the processes and tactics he used to get it over the line. Enjoy! -- More from Nik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Layered-Money-Dollars-Bitcoin-Currencies/dp/1736110527/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1619467256&sr=8-1 More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA Once you buy bitcoin, you should take self-custody. The BitBox02 Hardware Wallet is a safe and easy way to do so. Get 5% off here: https://shiftcrypto.ch/bitbox02/bitcoin-only/?utm_source=rapidfire&utm_medium=webcast&utm_campaign=landingpage&ref=rapidfire
01:18:28
April 26, 2021
Tools of Sovereignty: Seed Signer - Build Your Own Bitcoin Signing Device
In this podcast, I speak with an anonymous bitcoin hardware tinkerer, who has designed an easy to build and use bitcoin transaction signing device, using generic parts, a 3D-printed enclosure, and some open-source software.   Such projects make it easier for individuals to build their own means of interacting with the bitcoin network, further enhancing their security and sovereignty, which is what this is all about!   Enjoy!   --   More from SeedSigner:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SeedSigner WEBSITE: https://btc-hardware-solutions.square.site/ GitHub: https://github.com/SeedSigner/seedsigner  More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:06:36
April 21, 2021
Michael Krieger on Bitcoin 'Pleb' Culture (and lots more)
Michael Krieger is the creator and editor of the financial, economic, political and cultural blog, libertyblitzkrieg.com. He is also a long-time proponent of bitcoin.   Michael has been highly critical of policy measures enacted during the pandemic, and has been vocal in expressing his concern regarding potential future measures that further impinge on individual rights and freedoms. He has also recently come to appreciate the 'bitcoin pleb culture', and will be collaborating with a group of passionate bitcoiners (including myself), to publish a book on the subject, hopefully out in summer 2021. This was a very broad and wide-ranging discussion on the socio-cultural dynamics at play in the world today.   Enjoy!   --   More from Michael:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LibertyBlitz WEBSITE: https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/ More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
02:33:48
April 14, 2021
Orange-Pilled at 19, Why Bitcoin is So Important w/ Dylan LeClair
I first came across Dylan on twitter, where I had been enjoying his takes on bitcoin, economics, sovereignty, politics and related topics. This led me to reading some of his work which had been published on his blog, as well as by Bitcoin Magazine.   I later found out that he was only 20 years old, and I was fairly blown away by the sophistication of his perspective on bitcoin, and his maturity and understanding of things more broadly.   Dylan seems to have always been a bright kid, but there is no doubt that the 'orange pill' has had a powerful effect on him, so I thought it would be fun to chat with him to hear more of his story and perspective on this rapidly evolving phenomenon.   Enjoy!   --   Thank you to the BitBox02 for sponsoring the show. For 5% off their excellent bitcoin-only hardware wallet, click here: https://bit.ly/2OvfgrU   --   More from Dylan:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BTCization WEBSITE: https://21stparadigm.com/  More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA          YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg          MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex          INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY      If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0    If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:16:00
April 8, 2021
Decentralized Grazing - Regenerative Cattle Co-ops and the Foundations of Bitcoin Citadels
Fiat money has created distorted incentives, and been the cause of a great many imbalances, and destructive trends economically, socially, and even spiritually.   Understanding this relationship, and the many insidious ways in which the effects of fiat money manifest themselves, does however take some time to see clearly.   The food industry, and in particular, sustainable, regenerative, family-led farming, is a particularly tragic casualty of our degrading and unfair system of money.   In this episode, I speak with two bitcoiners who recognize this, have felt it first hand, and who are working on a solution to turn it around.   They are using a first-principles, low time-preference approach to solving the problems of 'fiat-farming', by aligning incentives between nature, investor, and operator, to create a truly inspiring solution, that may very well serve as the foundational for the emergence of genuine Bitcoin Citadels (sovereign living).   I can't think of a podcast that has ever left me so excited, hope you enjoy it too!   --   More from my guests:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/untappedgrowth TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAndCows WEBSITE: https://untappedgrowth.com/decentralizedgrazing/  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:55:36
April 5, 2021
Bitcoin and Behavior: Transformations from the Rabbit-Hole w/ @BangBitcoin
People who have fallen down the 'bitcoin rabbit-hole' often report dramatic changes to their thinking and perspective as a result of doing so, which leads to a variety of positive changes in their habits, behaviours, and lives generally.   It is such a common phenomenon, that it doesn't appear to receive that much attention amongst bitcoiners, despite how peculiar a phenomenon it is.   I happen to think that this is the MOST interesting aspect of bitcoin, because after all, what else is there other than how we act and interact?   In an effort to understand what's going on further, and showcase it to a broader audience, I've started a dedicated series to speak with people willing to share their stories of how bitcoin has motivated their transformations.   Enjoy!   --   More from BB:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BangBitcoin  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:16:17
April 3, 2021
Tools of Sovereignty: Matt Hill of Start9 Labs on Sovereign Personal Computing
The best way to establish greater sovereignty, privacy and freedom in life is not to ask for it, but to engage the tools that make it possible.  This series explores the people and companies that are developing those tools, and explaining how they can be used to establish greater sovereignty in your life. Start9 Labs has developed a product called 'The Embassy', which is 'an elegant, plug-and-play personal server for running self-hosted software. It sits quietly on your shelf, running all day and night - your own private cloud. It offers one-click installation of powerful, open-source services like Bitcoin, Lightning, data storage, password management, instant messaging, social networking, and more. There is no command line involved, and no technical expertise required. You use your Embassy and its installed services in total privacy, right from the browser, from anywhere on Earth, and there are no trusted 3rd parties.' That sounds like just the kind of tool that I hope to explore and bring to light in this series. Enjoy!   --   More from Matt / Start9:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/start9labs TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_MattHill_ WEBSITE: https://start9labs.com/  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:49:10
April 2, 2021
Mobile Bitcoin Mining on 'Waste Gas', and The Coming Energy Revolution w/ Austin Storms of Great American Mining
My original guest today had to cancel, so I reached into the Twitterverse to see if anyone wanted to jump in for an impromptu chat. Thankfully, Austin Storms, Director of Engineering and Product for Great American Mining, volunteered himself! Over the last few years, it's become apparent that the bitcoin mining process represents some very interesting opportunities for energy producers and distributors, that could very well re-shape the energy (and financial) industry as we know it. As a result, it's an area of the bitcoin ecosystem that I'm always keen to learn more about, and it just so happens that Austin is one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry to discuss it with.   Enjoy!   --   From GAM website:   'Great American Mining monetizes wasted, stranded and undervalued gas throughout the oil and gas industry by using it as a power generation source for bitcoin mining. We bring the market and our expertise to the molecule. Our solutions make producers more efficient and profitable while helping to reduce flaring and venting throughout the oil and gas value chain.'   WEBSITE: https://gam.ai/index.html TWITTER (GAM): https://gam.ai/ TWITTER (Austin): https://twitter.com/austorms   More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0 If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:16:19
March 28, 2021
Bitcoiner Book Club #6: The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat
Bitcoiners get together to discuss the 19th century classic, 'The Law', by Frederic Bastiat.   We first give a brief introduction to the work, and the time in which it was written, and then go on to explore the validity of the philosophy, how far we've diverged from it in modern times, and why (and how) it may come to be applied as technology permits greater individual freedom as we move forward into the future.   Enjoy!   --   More from our guests:  John S: https://twitter.com/John__Silvestro Colin: https://twitter.com/heavilyarmedc  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
03:07:07
March 19, 2021
Adam Skelly of Adamson BBQ - Challenging the Government 'Lockdowns' in Canada
Adam Skelly is the founder and operator of Adamson BBQ, a texas-style BBQ in Ontario Canada.   In November of 2020, Adam defied the Ontario lockdown orders to continue operating his restaurants, and to engage in civil disobedience, protesting the unprecedented lockdown orders that have done tremendous harm to small businesses, their owners and staff, and which he felt were an infringement on his (and everyone else's) rights.   Adam was arrested, charged, and billed $187,000 by the City of Toronto, for the expense they incurred by sending in the police presence to arrest him and control the situation.   I find Adam's actions to be incredibly courageous, and I think he's right to both question the legal right of governments to impose on freedoms in this way, and ask serious questions about the justifications for doing so.   Adam is doing what he believes is right, and fighting to have the merits of the governments actions be scrutinized, so that truth can come to light, and justice can be upheld.   These are admirable motivations in my book, so I thought it would be interesting to have him on for a chat about his journey and the details surrounding his situation.   Enjoy!   --   More from Adam:  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/adamsonbarbecue/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/adamsonbarbecue  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0  If you're in the US, the best option is Swan Bitcoin. Use this link to get $10 of free bitcoin! http://bit.ly/3rvxVlA
01:16:37
March 9, 2021
Bitcoiner Book Club Explores Jordan Peterson's 'Maps of Meaning'
Maps of Meaning is Jordan Peterson's first book, written in the late 90's, and largely unknown to much of his following.  Nevertheless, it is an extremely profound book, dealing with the most fundamental of questions regarding the structure of reality, and how humans have attempted to comprehend it, and figure out how best to navigate it.   The book also had a profound impression on some other bitcoiners, so we decided to get together and explore it together.   It's a pretty ambititous endeavour to try to tackle this thing, and this is by no means meant to be an exhaustive analysis. I highly recommend you read the book.   Enjoy!   --   TWITTER:  Richard: https://twitter.com/rjames_BTC Robert: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 Gigi: https://twitter.com/dergigi  Link to Book: https://www.amazon.com/Jordan-B-Peterson-Architecture-Softcover/dp/B084CTSZCH/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=maps+of+meaning&qid=1614369592&sr=8-1 More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:37:16
February 26, 2021
Greg Foss on Canada's Bitcoin ETF, Valuing Bitcoin, and Where to Look for the Looming Global Debt Crises
Gregg Foss has 32 years experience in high-yield credit markets and has been heavily involved in the Canadian bitcoin scene since 2016.   In this show we discuss what the credit default swap market is saying about creditworthiness and default risk for governments around the world today, and how to interpret this market to come to a unique valuation for bitcoin.   We then move on to the recent launch of the bitcoin ETF in Canada, where the massive demand is coming from, what it means for the 'closed-end' funds, and what opportunities the market is throwing up as a result.   Finally, we discuss his involvement in innovative power generation and distribution solutions through Validus Power, with fascinating implications for the bitcoin mining industry.   Enjoy!   --   More from Greg:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FossGregfoss  WEBSITE: https://www.validuspower.com/   More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:43:41
February 23, 2021
Vijay Boyapati and Hugh Hendry Debate Bitcoin vs Fiat Money
Hugh Hendry is a former hedge fund manager with many outspoken and unique views about how policy makers should act in today's unique marco-economic landscape. He does not see bitcoin as a viable solution to the financial and social issues facing the world.   Vijay Boyapati is the author of the popular article 'The Bullish Case for Bitcoin', and believes bitcoin will serve as the foundation for a more fair monetary system as we move into the future.   This conversation came about when Hugh took issue with a recent Financial Times article titled 'Bitcoin's Rise Reflects America's Decline', and Vijay chimed in offering to have a discussion about Hugh's critique of the article, and bitcoin more generally.   Enjoy!   --   Article By Rana Foroohar: https://www.ft.com/content/16a37710-cbff-41b1-af96-7dc8b2de0c43  More from Hugh:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hendry_hugh INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/hughhendryofficial/ WEBSITE: https://hughhendry.com/  More from Vijay:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/real_vijay ARTICLE (Bullish Case for Bitcoin): https://vijayboyapati.medium.com/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1  More from me:        TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex         INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY             If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:30:43
February 20, 2021
Godfrey Bloom on Freedom, Financial Collapse, Gold and Bitcoin
Godfrey Bloom is a libertarian author with six books published on both military history & Austrian School Economics.   He worked in the City of London as an acclaimed asset manager, and subsequently represented Yorkshire & Lincolnshire in the European Parliament & was a staunch campaigner for Brexit for twenty five years.   Godfrey has been an outspoken critic of central banking and fiat currency, as well as the political systems which have emerged on top of those institutions.   A long-time gold bug, Godfrey has recently started to learn about and invest in bitcoin, so I thought it would be fun to get together for a chat about his journey and current thinking on the subject.   Enjoy!   --   More from Godfrey:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/goddersbloom WEBSITE: https://godfreybloom.uk/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBdRARuXlJlLH9ZC4z51LhQ  More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA       YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg       MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex       INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY          If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $30 for free!: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:41:60
February 5, 2021
KENNY FLORIAN: Fighter, Philosopher, Bitcoiner.
Kenny Florian is a former 3-time title contender in the UFC, BJJ coach, MMA analyst, father, and bitcoiner.   I've been a huge fan of MMA for many years, and when I saw that Kenny was also into bitcoin, I had to invite him on for a chat.   Enjoy!   --   More from Kenny:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kennyflorian  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kennyflorian/  MMA SCHOOL: https://florianmartialartscenter.com/  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/KennyFlorian   More from me:    TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA     YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg     MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex     INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY       If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:18:01
January 30, 2021
Plan B & The Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model
Plan B is the name of the pseudonymous creator of the bitcoin stock to flow model, which attempts to model bitcoin's price trajectory, based on it's disinflationary supply schedule (increasing stock to flow multiple).   The model has become a hotly debated topic in the bitcoin community, with both staunch supporters and detractors.   I invited Plan B on to discuss the model, and what his life has been like since discovering and contributing to bitcoin in the manner which he has.   Enjoy!   --   More from Plan B:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/100trillionUSD WEBSITE: https://100trillionusd.github.io/  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:09:31
January 28, 2021
Interviewed by Josh Macin of The Detox Dudes [Re-post]
In late November I joined Josh Macin on his show 'The Detox Dudes', for a discussion about the significance and details of the revolution in money that is currently underway. Enjoy! -- More from Josh: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAge2qdCzQ8DepPl39u-zdA WEBSITE: https://www.thedetoxdudes.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:32:19
January 11, 2021
Hodl Hang w/ Robert Breedlove, Erik Cason, & AmericanHodl
Just a few dudes having a laugh and talking some bitcoin:) -- More from Robert: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 MEDIUM: https://breedlove22.medium.com/ WEBISTE: https://www.parallaxdigital.io/ More from Erik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Erikcason WEBSITE: https://cryptosovereignty.org/ More from American Hodl: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AMERICANHODL2 More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA    YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg    MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex    INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY     If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:00:04
December 22, 2020
Maxime Bernier is back to talk Freedom and Bitcoin
My first interview with Maxime was conducted in April of 2020, at the very start of the pandemic.  The government responses throughout 2020 have been far more extreme than Max and I had speculated about at that time, and the economic implications are both vast and highly concerning. Subsequent to our conversation, I gifted Max a copy of 'The Bitcoin Standard', so that he could learn more about bitcoin, and perhaps see how it may serve as a solution to some of the larger problems we face.   I thought now was a good time to re-connect with Max, to discuss the past year, and hear how his bitcoin education journey is going.   Enjoy!   --   More from Max/PPC:  TWITTER (Max): https://twitter.com/MaximeBernier TWITTER (PPC): https://twitter.com/peoplespca   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY    If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
50:53
December 12, 2020
HODLONAUT
For hardcore bitcoiners, Hodlonaut needs to introduction.  For everyone else..he is a pseudonymous account on twitter with a cat dressed in a space suit for an avatar. Ya dig? lol. I suppose all you really need to know is that he is a man who is a passionate advocate for bitcoin and the many freedoms which it facilitates and inspires. Having fought public legal battles with the self-proclaimed (yet widely dismissed) creator of bitcoin, and initiating the first large-scale public use of bitcoin's 'Lightning Network', he has recently devoted his time to publishing a bitcoin cultural magazine, called 'Citadel 21', which showcases the fascinating, unique, and liberating culture that is emerging around bitcoin, by hosting contributions from many of the great writers and artists emerging in the space. I'd been looking forward to this discussion for some time, and it was exactly as enjoyable as I thought it would be. Hope you like it too! -- More from Hodlonaut: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/hodlonaut WEBSITE: https://www.citadel21.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:33:28
December 8, 2020
Why Does Bitcoin Matter? w/ Dan Held and Brandon Quittem
Dan Held and Brandon Quittem are some of the brightest minds and brilliant writers in the bitcoin space. Their writing has been hugely impactful in helping people to understand what bitcoin is, and why it's so special.   I've been a fan of both their work for quite a while now, so I thought it would be fun to get us all together for a chat.   Enjoy!   --   More from Dan:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/danheld WEBSITE: https://www.danheld.com/  More from Brandon:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bquittem WEBSITE: https://www.brandonquittem.com/  More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex        INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:47:00
December 2, 2020
Sven Starfury Flames - Meme the Revolution
If you hang around on 'Bitcoin Twitter', it's highly likely that you've come across Sven's work. He takes some of the most pointed and thought-provoking memes from the space, and sets them to beautifully animated and compelling gifs, which help to spread 'the bitcoin message' far and wide. I've been a fan of Sven's work for a while now, so I thought it was time to have him on for a chat. Enjoy! *Note: Had some issues with my audio on this one, apologies! -- More from Sven: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/StarfuryFlames GIPHY PAGE: https://giphy.com/channel/starfury More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:36:43
November 29, 2020
100k Party Mix by The Hodl Depot
After the announcement of the 100k party on my podcast with Michael Saylor, 'The Hodl Depot' recorded a party primer with some snippets from the show and some other recognizable bitcoin voices. I thought it would be fun to share here:) -- More from The Hodl Depot: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HodlDepot YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCywA5H3UgGgnge8pZGyJw-w More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
46:37
November 28, 2020
Jesse Berger - Author of 'Magic Internet Money' Book
Jesse Berger is the author of the new book ‘Magic Internet Money’, a fantastic and unique addition to the collection of books seeking to introduce and demystify bitcoin to a broader audience. That said, it's still very much an interesting read and, in my opinion, worthwhile for even the most hardcore bitcoiners. Jesse is an MBA graduate of Ryerson University, and has spent most of his career in ‘legacy finance’, having worked in banking and wealth management. I thought it would be fun to have a chat with Jesse, to hear more about his story and the experience of writing his first book. Enjoy! -- More from Jesse: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jayberjay BOOK: https://www.magicbitcoinbook.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:12:07
November 27, 2020
El Sultan Bitcoin - A Bitcoin Entrepreneur in Venezuela
‘El Sultan Bitcoin’ is the founder of Coinspree, a bitcoin custody service for financial institutions in Venezuela. He is also the creator of a bitcoin full-node solution known as, the ‘Pandora Box’. He has an infectious passion for all things bitcoin, and lots of unique insights into the state of the bitcoin industry in Venezuela, and throughout South America, so I thought it would be fun to have him on for a chat. Enjoy! -- More from El Sultan: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/elsultanbitcoin TWITTER (COINSPREE): https://twitter.com/coinspree WEBSITE: https://www.coinspree.com/landing More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:23:56
November 23, 2020
Obi, CEO of Coinfloor UK - Impromptu Chat
Every now and then I connect with my Pal Obi for an 'offline' chat. We spoke last night, and at the end of our catch-up, I thought the conversation might be of interest to some listeners, so I asked Obi if he'd be ok with publishing it (I record all my chats for my personal archives). He said it was cool, so here it is. Enjoy! -- More from Obi / Coinfloor: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Coinfloor TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obi WEBSITE: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/ More from me:         TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA         YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg         MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex        INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:14:45
November 19, 2020
MICHAEL SAYLOR - Bitcoin is Hope
Michael Saylor (more recently known as the 'GigaChad') is the founder and CEO of MicroStrategy, a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ. In March of 2020, as a result of the rapidly changing macroeconomic landscape, he took the time to investigate bitcoin, in order to determine if it could be a useful tool for both his company, and himself, in navigating through this unprecedented economic situation. What followed was a hard and fast trip down the 'bitcoin rabbit hole', and a dramatic shift in his perspective on money, economics, investing and a variety of other domains.   Michael and his company made big news in August when they announced the conversion of the bulk of their corporate treasury reserve to bitcoin (about $450 million).  This move made big waves across the bitcoin space, and since then he has been vocal about his excitement for what bitcoin represents, and has shared his thoughts through various podcast interviews, and keen insights on twitter. Michael has also been vocal in his support of the bitcoin 'community', referring to them as the 'cyber hornets', and as such, conceded to come on for a chat with me after many of them swarmed him on twitter and pressured him into doing so:) It's awesome to add such a great mind and kindred spirit to the bitcoiner ranks. Enjoy! --- More from Michael: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/michael_saylor WEBSITE: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/bitcoin SAYLOR ACADEMY: https://www.saylor.org/ More from me:       TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA       YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg       MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex       INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:03:48
November 7, 2020
BITCOIN CLASS OF 2020
In this podcast, I speak with two bitcoiners who fell down the rabbit hole just this year (2020).   I find it fascinating to hear how people were first pulled into bitcoin, what their initial impressions were, and what their lightbulb moment was.   I connected with these two awesome bitcoiners on twitter, and we had a chat.   Enjoy!   --   Twitter accounts of guests:  Korin: https://twitter.com/til_ain  Labrador: https://twitter.com/BitcoinLabrador   More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA      YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg      MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex      INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:16:41
October 29, 2020
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #4 - The Ethics of Money Production
In these 'Bitcoiner Book Club' discussions, I bring together 4-5 bitcoiners who volunteer to come on and share their insights on some classic books.   The books are typically ones that are quite popular amongst bitcoiners, and which for many has helped form the foundation of their understanding of bitcoin.   This discussion was on 'The Ethics of Money Production' by Jorg Guido Hulsmann.  It was written in 2008, but has quickly become a clasic for being a simple treatise on the perils of the monopoly production of money (government sanction vs market-determined).   If you find this discussion interesting, I highly recommend you read the book.   Enjoy!   --   Twitter accounts of guests:   Al: https://twitter.com/lacrosse_al Richard: https://twitter.com/rjames_BTC Greg: https://twitter.com/gregzaj1 Cory: https://twitter.com/coryklippsten   More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA      YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg      MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex      INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:43:45
October 26, 2020
BITCOIN AND TRANSFORMATION w/ @BitcoinMaxiHodl
I find the behavioural impacts that many people experience as a result of engaging with bitcoin extremely fascinating.  In this discussion, an anonymous bitcoiner shares how his journey through understanding money, and then bitcoin, has radically transformed his life. Enjoy! -- More from Guest: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BitcoinMaxiHodl More from me:       TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA       YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg       MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex       INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:16:40
October 22, 2020
GROKKING BITCOIN w/ Author Kalle Rosenbaum
'Grokking Bitcoin' is a fantastic book for gaining a deep understanding of how bitcoin works 'under the hood'. Author Kalle Rosenbaum joins me to discuss his motivations for writing this great educational work, and how learning about bitcoin has influenced his life.   Enjoy! -- More from Kalle:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kallerosenbaum BOOK: https://www.manning.com/books/grokking-bitcoin WEBSITE: https://popeller.io/  More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA      YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg      MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex      INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
54:28
October 19, 2020
KATIE ANANINA - Bitcoin, Anarchy, Flag Theory, Selling Islands and Being a Badass
Katie Ananina is a globe-trotting, crypto-anarchist, entrepreneur, bitcoiner and all around badass. She joined me to discuss her story, and some of the tools available to people for establishing greater sovereignty in their lives.   More from Katie:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KatieAnanina  WEBSITE: https://www.planbpassport.com/   More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA      YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg      MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex      INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:11:07
October 16, 2020
CoboVault Creator Lixin Liu
Lixin Liu is the creator of a great new bitcoin hardware wallet, the CoboVault. This wallet employs industry firsts including true QR code airgapping, as well as fingerprint authentication, a detachable battery, touchscreen interface and many more highly-touted features.   The CoboVault really seems to be taking the bitcoin hardware wallet market to the next level, so I thought it would be interesting to speak with Lixin, to hear his story, and learn more about how and why he decided to create this great product.   Enjoy!   --   Disclosure: Lixin sent me a CoboVault AFTER I invited him to come on for a discussion.   More from Lixin / CoboVault:  LIXIN TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BitcoinLixin  COBOVAULT TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CoboVault  COBOVAULT WEBSITE: https://cobo.com/hardware-wallet/cobo-vault   More from me:     TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA     YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg     MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex     INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:05:32
October 13, 2020
BITCOINERS IN THE WILD w/ Tyler Campbell
'Bitcoiners in the Wild' is exactly what it sounds like.  It's a series where I record live conversations with relatively 'unknown' bitcoiners, who have reached out to me saying they'd be interested in coming on for a general discussion about bitcoin and related subjects. No prep or planning, no topics discussed beforehand, just a spontaneous discussion between bitcoiners.  It always amazes me how many awesome bitcoiners there are out there, and it's so great to be able to speak with some of them. Enjoy! -- More from Tyler: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/clockwork_prior More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:14:52
October 9, 2020
BITCOIN IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE LEGACY ENERGY INDUSTRY with Steve Barbour and Marty Bent
Even though bitcoin has been around for over 11 years now, we are just beginning to discover how to leverage its unique attributes to solve existing problems, and create new oportunities. Though most people think of bitcoin's impact on money and finance, its unique characteristics are proving to be extremely useful to another industry - energy. Steve Barbour and Marty Bent are both involved in the leading companies which are building solutions for harnessing waste and stranded gas from oil fields, to mine bitcoin. In doing so, they are allowing energy producers to establish new revenue streams, while simultaneously reducing their environmental footprint. As you'll hear in this discussion, though in its infancy, this is a solution that seems poised to revolutionize the energy industry. Enjoy! -- More from Steve: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SGBarbour WEBSITE: https://www.upstreamdata.ca/ More from Marty: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MartyBent WEBSITE: https://gam.ai/ More from John:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:16:36
October 5, 2020
THE TOOLS AND PHILOSOPHY OF A SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL w/ Max Hillebrand
Max Hilleband is a writer, educator, philosopher, and free and open source software entrepreneur, contributing greatly to the Wasabi Wallet project. He is also part of the organizing team for the 7th Annual 'Hackers Congress' by Paralelini Polis, taking place in Prague from October 2nd - 4th (use the code 'johnvallis' for 50% off the online conference ticket!). I'm constantly inspired by Max's approach to individual sovereignty, and respect greatly his passion, intellect, and sincerity. As a result, I'm extremely grateful when I get the chance to connect with him. Enjoy! -- More about the Hackers Congress: DATE: Oct 2nd - 4th ONLINE TICKET/EVENT: https://www.paralelnipolis.cz/event/hcpp20/ COUPON CODE: johnvallis WEBSITE: https://digital-totality.hcpp.cz/ More from Max: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax WEBSITE: https://towardsliberty.com/ GITHUB: https://github.com/maxhillebrand More from me:     TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA     YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg     MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex     INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:51:32
September 30, 2020
BITCOIN HANG w/ Robert Breedlove, Erik Cason, and American Hodl
This episode isn't about anything in particular. I basically just wanted to hang with some of my favourite 'deep thinking' bitcoin homies, and touch on some of the topics we've been throwing around lately.  That's it really, enjoy! -- More from Robert Breedlove: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 WEBSITE: https://www.parallaxdigital.io/ More from Erik Cason: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Erikcason WEBSITE: https://cryptosovereignty.org/ More from American Hodl: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HODLAMERICAN615 More from me:    TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA    YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg    MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex    INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
02:24:43
September 28, 2020
TO MULTI-SIG OR NOT w/ Phil Geiger and Ben Carman
Bitcoin security is one of the most important things to learn about when entering this space. It also requires constant refinement, as new technologies and methods are developed for providing more robust and functional solutions. Multi-Sig is one such method that has become an increasingly popular way to secure bitcoin, in a manner that is not reliant upon a single point of failure. However, some people have not been sufficiently convinced of the benefits to warrant going through the effort and learning curve of making such a change to their current setup. I thought it would be helpful to have a discussion about the merits and drawbacks of this approach to security with two people on either side of the debate. Enjoy! - More from Phil: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/phil_geiger WEBSITE: https://unchained-capital.com/ More from Ben: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/benthecarman More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:08:16
September 24, 2020
MICROSTRATEGY NEWS, ACCELERATED TIMELINES, & WHAT COMES NEXT W/ PRESTON PYSH
Preston Pysh is the co-founder of 'The Investor's Podcast' network, the co-host of the 'We Study Billionaires' podcast, and for most bitcoiners, requires no introduction. He has become known as an astute, articulate, and insightful commentator on investing, the macro economic climate, and the emerging role which bitcoin is playing in both these domains. This is my second discussion with Preston, and in it, we cover the recent larege purchase of bitcoin made by MicroStrategy (a publicly traded comapny), the accelerated inflation, UBI, and bitcoin adoption timelines, what the next 18 months may look like, and much more. Enjoy! -- More from Preston: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh WEBSITE: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:38:38
September 19, 2020
BITCOIN MEME MASTERS w/ 21ism Bitcoin Art Collective
21ism is a bitcoin art collective, expressing various elements of this emerging global culture.   With members in several parts of the world, they use various forms of art, such as memes, comics, videos and more, to bring attention to the many elements and implications of bitcoin.   I'm a HUGE advocate of expressing what bitcoin means to you, in whatever way feels most genuine, so naturally I couldn't wait to jam with this awesome group of people.   Enjoy!   -    More from 21ism:  WEBSITE: https://21ism.com/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/twentyoneism   ARTISTS (Twitter):  https://twitter.com/selfbankt  https://twitter.com/HodlerThanThou  https://twitter.com/RD_btc   More from me:       TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA       YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg       MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex       INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:26:20
September 16, 2020
DEVELOPER IN FOCUS: Must everyone agree on 'what bitcoin is'? w/ Jeremy Rubin
Jeremy Rubin is a contributor to the Bitcoin Core software project, among other projects and initiatives in the technology space.   I'm extremely fascinated by the people who contribute to improving the technology that underpins bitcoin - how they think about bitcoin, their personal philosophies and ideologies, and how and why they have decided to devote their time to contributing to this project.   I'm also not a very technologically inclined person myself, so I feel its important to speak with those who are, so I can gain further insight and understanding into how bitcoin truly works 'under the hood'.   One fascinating question to me is "does everyone who supports, contributes or uses bitcoin have to be 'ideologically aligned' on what bitcoin 'is'?".  We explored this question and lots more in this discussion.   Enjoy!   --   More from Jeremy:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JeremyRubin  BLOG: https://rubin.io/  JUDICA WEBSITE: https://judica.org/   More from me:      TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA      YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg      MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex      INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:43:24
September 14, 2020
THE CARNIVORE DIET EXPLAINED w/ Dr. Paul Saladino, MD
Dr. Paul Saladino is THE leading expert on what has become known as ‘The Carnivore Diet’. His extensive research, and clinical experience, have led him to the conclusion that a diet composed of almost exclusively ‘nose-to-tail’, properly raised animal foods is the diet which aligns with how the human body has evolved, and therefore allows it to function most optimally.   Paul recognizes that such a proposition may be surprising, even offensive to some people, which is why he has taken it upon himself to make sure he has studied every aspect of the diet, and every critique, in extreme depth.   He recently published the results of his research and experience in a book called ‘The Carnivore Code’, which covers many of the details of the diet, clears up many misconceptions, and explains why animal food is all the body needs to thrive.   Myself, as well as a lot of other bitcoiners, have begun experimenting with the Carnivore Diet, or at least a diet with a greater focus on animal meat, so I thought it would be interesting to have him on and pick his brain a bit.   A lot more than 90 minutes would be required to fully explain all the details of this approach to eating, and I could have easily spoken to Paul for 4-5 hours, but he’s a busy guy, so we covered as much ground as we could with the time we had.   For more info from Paul, check out the links below.   Enjoy!   —   More from Paul:   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CarnivoreMD  WEBSITE (Heart and Soil): https://heartandsoil.co/  WEBSITE (Personal): https://carnivoremd.com/  Continuous Glucose Monitor: nutrisense.io    More from me:    TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA    YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg    MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex    INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:33:15
September 11, 2020
TALKING INFLATION WITH BITCOINERS IN IRAN, TURKEY, LEBANON & ARGENTINA
Many countries around the world have experienced substantial levels of inflation in recent years, with some of the most notable being Argentina, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey.    To those of us with relatively 'stable' inflation (note: inflation is theft), we may not appreciate how life changes when money begins to rapidly loose its value.  Of course, the problems are not just economic, but they morph into social and political problems that can become extremely unpleasant and oppressive.   I thought it would be interesting to talk with some bitcoiners from these countries, to try and learn more about what life has been like for them over the last few years, and how they and others are using bitcoin to protect themselves from the injurious effects of inflation, which ultimately await us all.   Enjoy!   --   Guests on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Klajnberg  https://twitter.com/Thomssmn  https://twitter.com/1971Bubble  https://twitter.com/Ziya_Sadr More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:41:43
September 10, 2020
CORPORATIONS BUYING BITCOIN w/ Christopher Gimmer
Christopher Gimmer is the co-founder of Snappa, a software company that simplifies graphic design.  Chris released a blog post recently, explaining why his company made the decision to add bitcoin to their balance sheet, by converting a large portion of the company's cash balance to bitcoin.  It was an excellently written piece, which also serves as a fantastic primer for explaining the investment case for bitcoin generally.    Of course, this comes on the heels of the big announcement by MicroStrategy in early August, which announced that they were converting $250million of their balance sheet cash to bitcoin.   I believe this is a trend that we will see accelerate rapidly, so I thought it would be interesting to get Chris to come on and explain the thinking behind his companies decision, and discuss some more of the details around it.   Enjoy!    --   More from Chris:  TWITTER: https://snappa.com/app  ARTICLE: https://chrisgimmer.com/bitcoin-reserve-asset/   More from Snappa:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SnappaHQ  WEBSITE: https://snappa.com/app   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:06:02
September 7, 2020
Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset w/ Bitcoin Magazine, Tahinis Restaurant & Float Toronto
MicroStrategy, a publicly listed company with a market cap over $1billion, made waves in August by purchasing $250million dollars worth of bitcoin, an amount representing the vast majority of their ‘reserve assets’. This was a major move, that surprised many in both scale and scope, and is likely to serve as watershed moment in the story of corporate accumulation of bitcoin. There are several, albeit smaller businesses, that preceded MicroStrategy in seeing the valuable role bitcoin could play as a reserve asset on their balance sheets, and I thought it would be fun to get a few of them together to discuss their decision to do so. Enjoy! — More from the guests: Sean Lavery (Twitter): https://twitter.com/btcplebeian Float Toronto (Twitter): https://twitter.com/float_toronto Float Toronto (Website): https://linktr.ee/float_toronto Tahinis (Twitter): https://twitter.com/TheRealTahinis Tahinis (Website): https://www.tahinis.com/ David Bailey (Twitter): https://twitter.com/DavidFBailey Bitcoin Magazine (Twitter): https://twitter.com/bitcoinmagazine Bitcoin Magazine (Website): https://bitcoinmagazine.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:48:47
September 4, 2020
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #3 - Masters and Slaves of Money
This week for the Bitcoiner Book Club, we decided to discuss a phenomenal article by Robert Breedlove entitled, 'Masters and Slaves of Money'.  Robert has emerged as one of the most thoughtful and compelling writers in the bitcoin space, and this piece was so well received (I read/listened to it 6 times!), and so relevant to our era, that I couldn't resist bringing some bitociners together to dig into it. If you haven't already, I highly recommend you listen to / read the orignal (links below), and follow Robert on twitter to keep up with his incredible output and insights. Enjoy! -- TWITTER(Robert): https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 ORIGINAL ARTICLE (TEXT): https://medium.com/@breedlove22/masters-and-slaves-of-money-255ecc93404f ORIGINAL ARTICLE (AUDIO): https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Masters--Slaves-of-Money---By-Robert-Breedlove-eijlu3/a-a31d6hl Twitter of Book Club Participants: GUY: https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy RICHARD: https://twitter.com/rjames_BTC KORIN: https://twitter.com/til_ain More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:59:34
August 26, 2020
BITCOIN, POLITICS AND PODCASTING w/ Rodolfo Novak
Rodolfo Novak is the Co-Founder and CEO of Coinkite, the company behind such uber-popular bitcoin hardware products like the Coldcard, OpenDime, BlockClock and several other bad-ass pieces of hardware that allow users to engage in bitcoin safely and conveniently.   I've been a big fan of Rodolfo's for a while now, so I thought it was time we hooked up for a chat.   Enjoy!   --   More from Rodolfo and Coinkite:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/nvk  TWITTER (Coinkite): https://twitter.com/Coinkite  WEBSITE: https://coinkite.com/   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:28:44
August 20, 2020
BITCOIN: INDEPENDENCE REIMAGINED w/ Knut Svanholm
Knut Svanholm is the author of the recently published book 'Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined', as well as the book 'Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics'.   Knut has been on the show once before, but having just finished his new book, I thought it would be fun to get him back on to go over some of the major themes and ideas behind his latest work.   Enjoy!   --   More from Knut:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm  BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Independence-reimagined-Knut-Svanholm/dp/B087638GJT/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1597783888&sr=8-1   More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:57:01
August 18, 2020
BECOMING A BITCOIN CORE DEVELOPER w/ Amiti Uttarwar
One of the most common questions with Bitcoin is 'Ya but who controls the code?'.  While the full answer is somewhat complex, the simple answer is that many talented individuals, all over the globe, contribute to the ongoing development of the Bitcoin Network, and Amiti Uttarwar recently became one of them!   In July I heard some of Amiti's story from a profile done on her by Forbes, and was excited to have her on the show to learn more about her background and the details of what she is currently working on.   Enjoy!   --   More from Amiti:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/amizi   More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY     If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:15:47
August 14, 2020
ALEX LEISHMAN: Building a Bitcoin Bank
Alex Leishman is the Co-Founder and CEO of River Financial, a company that helps people acquire bitcoin and has aspirations to offer a wide range of bitcoin-native financial services as the ecosystem develops.   I invited Alex on to discuss his journey to bitcoin (he was originally studying aeropsace engineering), and what motivated him to want to contribute to building an alternative financial system on bitcoin.   Enjoy!   --   More from Alex: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Leishman RIVER FINANCIAL TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RiverFinancial RIVER FINANCIAL WEBSITE: https://river.com/ More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:06:54
August 9, 2020
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #2 - The Bitcoin Standard
The Bitcoiner Book club is an opportunity for some thoughtful bitcoiners to come together to discuss and share insights from some of the books which most shaped or impacted our thinking on economics, money, bitcoin, history, politics and more.   The bitcoiners participating reached out to me to join the discussion because the book being discussed was particularly impactful for them, and they felt that had unique insights to share.   If you have any suggestions for future books, hit me up on twitter (@johnkvallis) and let me know!   Enjoy!   --   TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF PARTICIPANTS:  Al: https://twitter.com/lacrosse_al  Blake: https://twitter.com/MrBlakeCan  Phil: https://twitter.com/MrPseu   More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY     If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:47:39
August 7, 2020
BITCOIN AND SCARCITY: A MEDITATION w/ Reed Womack
Reed Wommack is the Head of Customer Support at Swan Bitcoin, and recently published an interesting piece entitled 'Accepting Scarcity: A Bitcoin Meditation'. He hit me up on twitter and said "Hey man, I'd like to come on and discuss Bitcoin and Scarcity'. To which I responded, 'let's do it'.   Enjoy!  --  More from Reed:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ReedWommack  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@reedwommack   More from me:   TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA   YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg   MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex   INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY     If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:13:08
August 4, 2020
BITCOIN AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE w/ Dr. Mark Stephany
On any given night, when I have the time and inclination, I post an invite on twitter for a discussion about bitcoin. I tell anyone who is interested to DM me. I pick the first DM that comes in, and 5 minutes later we are on a livestream talking about bitcoin:)   I love these 'informal' interviews because they allow me to connect with the many great bitcoiners spread out all over the world, swap ideas, share experiences, and just generally have some really enjoyable conversations.   I was introduced to Dr. Stephany by Brandon Quittem, and was told he has a keen interest in exploring the extremely common phenomenon of (often profound) behaviour change inspired by learning about and engaging with bitcoin.   I'm also very interested in this topic, and always jump at the chance to explore it, so we fired up the stream and dove in!   Enjoy!   --   More from Dr. Stephany:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Mark_MNLocal   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:17:09
July 30, 2020
BITCOINER BOOK CLUB #1 - The Sovereign Individual
In this first episode of 'Bitcoiner Book Club', we discuss 'The Sovereign Individual', which analyzes the evolution of human civilization through the lens of how technological innovation impacts the 'logic of violence'. Written in 1997, and read in 2020, one is struck by the unbelievable predictive accuracy of the book, which among other things, serves to reinforce the validity of the underlying thesis.    From my perspective, this book provides the best framing I've yet come across, for understanding why things are the way they are, what causes them to change, and what to expect when they do so.   This book appeals greatly to many bitcoiners for several reasons. First, the book accurately predicts the emergence of 'cybermoney' and the 'bank of nowhere', and correctly describes several attributes that ultimately came to be represented in bitcoin. Secondly, it speaks to the liberating capacity of technology, and the shifting of the balance of power from large social structures, back to the individual, and in doing so offering the opportunity for greater individual freedom. This is a goal or ideal which many bitcoiners strive for, and the book details the forces that are making this possible (if not inevitable).   Anyways, as this was the first episode, the format may change as we go along, but I really enjoyed this first attempt at exploring some of the main takeaways from a book that made such a powerful impression on myself and the other participants.   Hope you enjoy it too!   --   Twitter profiles of participants:   https://twitter.com/TheCryptoconomy  https://twitter.com/67tallchris  https://twitter.com/MrBlakeCan  https://twitter.com/BTCJSON1  https://twitter.com/rjames_BTC    More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:52:49
July 24, 2020
BITCOINERS IN THE WILD w/ @StormJib
On any given night, when I have the time and inclination, I post an invite on twitter for a discussion about bitcoin. I tell anyone who is interested to DM me. I pick the first DM that comes in, and 5 minutes later we are on a livestream talking about bitcoin:)   I love these 'informal' interviews because they allow me to connect with the many great bitcoiners spread out all over the world, swap ideas, share experiences, and just generally have some really enjoyable conversations.   Enjoy!   --   Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StormJib More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY  If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:06:50
July 17, 2020
LEGACY FINANCE ROUNDTABLE w/ Andy Edstrom, Daniel Prince, and John Vallis
Andy Edstrom is a bitcoiner, who (still) works in the 'legacy' finance world, as a Financial Advisor at Wescap Group. He is also the author of the book 'Why Buy Bitcoin: Investing Today in the Money of Tomorrow'. Daniel Prince is the host of the 'Once BITten' podcast, a great podcast which interviews many of the amazing people in the bitcoin space, who previously had a long career in the currency trading business.   And I, John, host the Bitcoiner Rapid-Fire podcast, and previously worked in wealth management in Shanghai, China.   In the bitcoin space, we often talk about (and criticize) many aspects of the 'legacy financial system', but not many bitcoiners have much experience in it.   As a result, we thought it might be fun to get together for a discussion about our experiences in the legacy system, and our motivations for turning our attention toward bitcoin.   Enjoy!   --   More from Andy:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/edstromandrew  BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Buy-Bitcoin-Investing-Tomorrow/dp/1733219609/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580413817&sr=8-2   More from Daniel:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/princey1976  PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/daniel-prince6/episodes/Whatever-happened-to-that-crazy-Dutch-guy-who-sold-his-house-and-all-his-belongings-for-Bitcoin-eah6af   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:14:04
July 15, 2020
BITCOIN SAVED MY LIFE w/ @My_Livin_Truth
This was a fun one. One of the peculiarities of bitcoin is the number of anonymous accounts on twitter with whom people interact. It's nothing sinister, some people just take a different approach to privacy than others. 'Optimus Fields' (@My_Livin_Truth) is one of them, and also the co-host of a relatively new podcast "Bitcoin Kidnergarten". Anyways, I've had several interactions with Optimus on twitter, and more recently we were both involved in the 'Drinks in Quarantine' group chat hosted by Bitcoin Magazine. It was a great chat, and off the back of that we decided that it was time for us to have a one on one. So we did, and it ended up being an awesome and wide-ranging discussion about hope, purpose, personal development, happiness, spirituality, psychedelics, community, and the many positive impacts which are often experienced as a result of learning about and engaging in bitcoin. If this sounds strange to you, have a listen, and I guarantee it will at least provide you with a lot of new food for thought. Anyways, this was a super fun discussion with another awesome bitcoiner. Enjoy! -- More from Optimus: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/My_Livin_Truth PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/bitcoin-kindergarten/episodes/Bitcoin-Kindergarten-Live-QA---Episode-1-edsu35 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:00:03
July 12, 2020
Obi Nwosu: Bitcoin Gives Everyone a Chance
Obi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Coinfloor, the UK's longest-running bitcoin exchange. He's an extremely dedicated and principled bitcoiner and entrepreneur, with a fascinating background and several unique insights on technology, money, politics and many of the current events the world is grappling with today. More than all of that, he's just a good dude who I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with. Hope you do to:) -- More from Obi: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/obi COINFLOOR: https://coinfloor.co.uk/hodl/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:32:55
July 10, 2020
BITCOIN AND PSYCHEDELICS With Brandon Quittem
Brandon Quittem is the author of the excellent series comparing the similarities between bitcoin and the structure of mycelial/fungal networks. It was extremely well-received and is now believed by many to be 'required reading' for anyone attempting to understand the depth, impact and complexity of bitcoin.   I've had the pleasure of having a number of conversations with Brandon over the past year, and always enjoy a good chat over our shared interest in both bitcoin and psychedelics, as well as several other topics. He will be appearing on the popular show 'Psychedelic Salon' next week,  and wanted to come on for a riff in preparation for that.   Enjoy!   --  More from Brandon:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bquittem  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem    More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:20:59
July 7, 2020
Bitcoin and Black Lives Matter: Is Racism the Root Problem?
Isaiah Jackson is the author of the book 'Bitcoin and Black America'.   Aleks Svetski is the founder of The Amber App, an app that allows users to make regular purchases of bitcoin (Dollar Cost Average), as well as an outspoken critic of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and other collectivist ideologies.   As with so many social issues these days, it seems as though conversations which discuss both causes and potential solutions that are counter to the mainstream narrative, are not only unpopular, but are in many cases derided, ignored, or banned altogether.   This conversation was an attempt to have an open conversation about the root causes of some of the social issues society is facing today, with a focus on the BLM movement, and a discussion about what we believe is the most effective potential solution -- bitcoin.  If you get offended when people express opinions and ideas that are different then your own, this likely won't appeal to you.   If you'd like to hear some calm and reasoned discourse about these issues, from people of diverse backgrounds, who are genuinely seeking the best solutions available, perhaps you'll enjoy it.   Cheers!   --   More from Isaiah:  BOOK: https://bitcoinandblackamerica.com/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bitcoinzay   More from Aleks:  AMBER: https://www.getamber.io/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski  MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@AleksSvetski   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:38:27
July 5, 2020
@Croesus_BTC: Bitcoin and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle - Where are we now?
@Croesus_BTC is an anonymous account on twitter who released a thought-provoking analysis of bitcoin's growth and adoption, through the lens of a standard technology adoption curve, with comparison to specific historical examples.   Interestingly, a key component of bitcoin's architecture, the 4-year reward-halving cycle, was used as the length of time for each standard deviation of the proposed adoption curve.   The halving cycle has been used before, most notably in the well-known 'Stock-to-flow' model, to model bitcoin's growth over those 4-year periods, however plotting it over a typical technology adoption curve is, to my knowledge, unique.  As a result, I thought it would be interesting to have @Croesus_BTC on to explain it and discuss further.  Enjoy!   --   More from @Croesus_BTC:  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Croesus_BTC  TWEET THREAD: https://twitter.com/Croesus_BTC/status/1271165665236246529?s=20   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:46:27
July 1, 2020
Gene Epstein Round 2: Calculating the Consumer Price Index (CPI) & the Effects of Money Printing
We exist in a time of unprecendented government spending and expansion of central bank balance sheets. This is a nice way of saying 'money printing'. The myriad negative impacts of money printing are becoming increasingly understood by people around the world today, but assessing and measuring those effects remains a contentious issue shrowded in complexity.   The CPI is the metric used by governments around the world to 'measure' inflation, and many believe it does not accurately reflect the true level of currency debasement done by central bank money printing, nor it's many insidious affects.   The CPI is also instrumental in various government calculations, with many policy implications.    Gene Epstein is the former Chief Economist at the New York Stock Exchange, and the former economics editor at Barron's magazine. These days he is the Director at the Soho Forum, hosting debates on relevant social and economic issues.   I spoke to Gene once before in 2019, and when I asked the Twitterverse for someone to come on for a deep-dive into in the CPI, Gene contacted me to say that he had spent a lot of time studying this topic, and would love to come on to discuss.  So he joined me for another marathon discussion about inflation, CPI, bitcoin and lots more.   Enjoy!   --   More from Gene:   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GeneSohoForum  SOHO FORUM: https://www.thesohoforum.org/   More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg  MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY   If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:39:27
June 30, 2020
Bitcoiners in the Wild: @HodlerThanThou
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been recording daily live-streams with random bitcoiners. If I have an hour or two, I post on twitter to see if anyone would like to hop on a stream, and I go with the first DM that comes in. In today’s episode of what I’m affectionately referring to as ‘Bitcoiners in the Wild’, I sit down with Sir Badminton of Bitcoin (@HodlerThanThou), for a discussion about his Citadel in rural France, the background that led him to bitcoin, why bitcoin seems to influence behaviour so much, and his recent efforts at creating dank bitcoin memes. Really, really enjoyed this conversation. Hopefully you do too! — More from Badders: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HodlerThanThou More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
02:28:52
June 22, 2020
CTRL PEW: The Latest on the 3D Printed Gun Revolution
Ctrl Pew is an expert in the realm of 3D printed guns. I think at this point everyone has heard the term, but relatively few people are familiar with the state and development of the technology. I was recently surprised to learn how quickly it was evolving, so I thought it was finally time to speak with someone who could explain it all to me.  3D printed guns, like bitcoin, represent a tool for establishing greater self-sovereignty, and so I thought a deep dive into the subject would be appealing to other bitcoiners. Enjoy! -- More from Ctrl: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CtrlPew WEBSITE: https://ctrlpew.com/all-the-links/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH73VCNIkYR6Eh6idYtpjqQ More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:22:50
June 9, 2020
Bheki Mahlobo: Bitcoin in South Africa
Bheki Mahlobo is a student at the University of South Africa, majoring in economics. He was recently featured in the documentary “Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution", on Amazon Prime Video. I’m very interested in how bitcoin is both perceived and used in different parts of the world, and had not yet spoken to anyone in South Africa about it, so I thought Bheki would be the perfect one to fill me in. Enjoy! -- More from Bheki: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mahlobo_bheki DOCUMENTARY: https://bit.ly/3couWmA More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:23:20
June 1, 2020
The Bitcoin Renaissance - Internal Change
This episode is a recording of a panel I recently hosted at the 'Value of Bitcoin Digital' conference. In nearly all of my conversations, my guests explain how interacting with bitcoin has changed their behaviour patterns, often in fundamental ways. On the surface, this seems like a curious phenomenon, however once you begin to understand how the money we use affects our behaviour, it begins to become more clear why this occurs. However, this topic does not often get discussed at conferences, as more economic, technical or investment-related discussions predominate.  It is my view that the only thing that REALLY matters, is how the tools we use change our behaviour. As a result, I thought it would be interesting to bring together some awesome bitcoiners to discuss how engaging in bitcoin has influenced their lives, and how they see it continuing to do so into the future. Enjoy! -- Twitter for each panelist: Knut: https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm Katie: https://twitter.com/KatieAnanina Nik: https://twitter.com/nikcantmine Gigi: https://twitter.com/dergigi Conner: https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_ Max: https://twitter.com/HillebrandMax More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:45:37
May 29, 2020
Erik Cason: Bitcoin is Messianic
I was recently listening to the Citizen Bitcoin podcast (one of my favourites) and Erik Cason was the guest. I was enthralled by how Erik was articulating so many profound thoughts, strung together one after the other, in an extremely open and genuine manner. As soon as the interview ended, I was super excited to have my own conversation with Erik, so I DM'd him on Twitter and invited him on the show.  Thankfully he obliged, and we had an awesome 2-hour conversation about some of the deeper philosophical, political and personal implications of bitcoin. Many of the concepts we discussed have been expanded on in many of Erik's great articles at his blog, https://cryptosovereignty.org/ Enjoy! -- More from Erik: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Erikcason WEBSITE: https://cryptosovereignty.org/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:56:52
May 22, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Jason Williams
Jason Williams is the Founder and CEO of PRTI, a company that uses patented technology to turn used or unsaleable tires into fuel, which is then used to mine bitcoin. He is also the Co-Founder and General Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, an experienced entrepreneur with a $500 million exit to his name, as well as a prolific angel investor. I'm extremely excited by the potential for bitcoin mining to revolutionize the energy industry, so I invited Jason to come on the show to discuss the role his company is playing in this, as well as to touch on some of the other exciting things happening around bitcoin today. Enjoy! - More from Jason: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/JWilliamsFstmed PRTI WEBSITE: http://www.prtitech.com/  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
13:56
May 18, 2020
Rapid-Fire: Emil Sandstedt
Emil Standstedt is the author of the book “Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey. He also writes about the history of money at his blog bdratings.org. In his writings, Emil has highlighted many of the irresponsible and reckless treatments of money in past era’s. Of course, we are in another era of extreme manipulation and destruction of the main money in use around the world (fiat money), so I thought it would be interesting to have Emil on to explore some of the comparisons between now and the monetary disasters of the past, and look forward to where we may be headed. Enjoy! --  More from Emil:  WEBSITE: https://www.bdratings.org/ BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Money-Dethroned-Historical-Emil-Sandstedt-ebook/dp/B0848PWW3K/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=money+dethroned&qid=1587130650&sr=8-1  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bezantdenier  More from me:  TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA  YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex  INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
11:39
May 16, 2020
Lawrence H White: Bitcoin or Gold?
Lawrence H. White is a professor of economics at George Mason University, and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is considered an expert on banking and monetary policy, and has written a number of books on money and banking including,  The Clash of Economic Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2012), The Theory of Monetary Institutions (Basil Blackwell, 1999), Free Banking in Britain (2nd ed., Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995), and Competition and Currency (NYU Press, 1989). Recently I’ve been more vocal on twitter about gold’s failings as ‘money'. On one of those posts, Lawrence responded, and a lengthy back-and-forth ensued. It was suggested that we move the conversation over to a podcast format for a more in-depth discussion. Keyvan Devani (Total Bitcoin Podcast) and Daniel Prince (Once BITten podcast) thought it might be fun to join in on the action too. Despite my thinking that this may cause Lawrence to feel as though he would be ganged-up on, he agreed to come on for a chat, so we put it together! Enjoy! -- More from Lawrence: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lawrencehwhite1 WEBSITE: https://www.alt-m.org/author/white/ More from my co-hosts: TWITTER (Keyvan): https://twitter.com/keyvandavani TWITTER (Daniel): https://twitter.com/princey1976 More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY If you’re in Canada, and looking to buy bitcoin, Shakepay is an excellent option. They have the fastest sign up, funding and withdrawals I’ve ever seen. They also have really great rates. Use this affiliate link to buy $100+ of bitcoin and we both get $10 fee: https://shakepay.me/r/FEW1DR0
01:38:42
May 12, 2020
Zuby: Bitcoin Just Makes Sense
Zuby is a rapper, author, coach and all-around free-thinking individual. He’s not afraid to speak his mind, nor change his mind if new information or perspectives dictate it’s rational to do so. These qualities always draw me to people. It reflects a mind that is open to learning, and not overtaken by popular ideologies or socio-cultural narratives. I’m even more intrigued, when such a perspective leads people to discovering and seeing the value in bitcoin, and this is exactly what happened with Zuby. Lately, Zuby has be discussing bitcoin on his podcast, as well as on twitter, and I thought it would be fun to have him on to hear his story and learn what he finds so interesting about it. Enjoy! -- More from Zuby: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ZubyMusic INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/zubymusic/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/zuby.udezue WEBSITE: https://www.zubymusic.com/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
47:28
May 6, 2020
Parker Lewis: Money and Finance in a Bitcoin World
Parker Lewis is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, a bitcoin native financial services firm based in Austin, Texas. Aside from the great work he and unchained are doing, Parker has become known for contributing to the space in the form of his excellent blog series entitled ‘Gradually, Then Suddenly’. In this series, Parker explores some of the main misconceptions around bitcoin, as well as some of the major economic and social implications it’s adoption may have. In this conversation, we touch on some new developments at Unchained, the current economic crisis, and speculate on how money and financial markets might function in a bitcoin-denominated world. Enjoy! - More from Parker: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/parkeralewis BLOG: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/category/gradually-then-suddenly/ More from me: TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2P7PUjA YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/3aBbZxg MEDIUM: http://bit.ly/2Zk0Dex INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/30r7IqY
01:43:40
May 4, 2020